critic

Devarsi Ghosh

Highest rating for
Number of reviews
20
Average rating
52

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Title

Rating

  • Shorgul

    ...is a well-made "commercial" film woven around the politics of religion-based hate and bigotry that incite riots to help win elections.

    Jul 2016
  • Mohenjo Daro

    Gowariker took huge liberties with the historical details of the period, understandably, in the service of a grand, commercial film that would appeal to one and all, but in the process, ended up making something that just cannot be taken seriously.

    Aug 2016
  • A Flying Jatt

    ...is meant for kids. If grown-ups don't mind doing the fabled "leave the brain outside the home and enjoy" routine before stepping into the theatre, they will not mind A Flying Jatt.

    Aug 2016
  • Island City

    It is a very well-made, confident film that fearlessly eschews Bollywoodisms and just exists in its distinctive rhythm; never for a second, feeling the need to shock and impress the audience.

    Sep 2016
  • Freaky Ali

    ...as is always with any film from the bhai stable, the film's makers did not give two hoots about the film's script, which is why Freaky Ali ended up being two hours of zzzZZZzzzz...

    Sep 2016
  • Haraamkhor

    The film is like a diamond; the more you notice, the more you find imperfections which make it all the more beautiful, all the more perfect.

    Jan 2017
  • Running Shaadi

    ...on paper seems trite, but it is consistently engaging because newer and wilder plot developments get thrown at you and you cannot help but continue to run with its characters to find out what eventually becomes of them.

    Feb 2017
  • Rangoon

    ...comes off as probably 2017's most good-looking and well-made Indian film. Certainly, this year's most ambitious, with three great lead performances. Vishal Bhardwaj is in fine form, mostly.

    Feb 2017
  • Badrinath Ki Dulhania

    If you're just looking to have a good laugh and enjoy small-town humour, Badrinath Ki Dulhania will not disappoint. But if you're looking for food for thought, the film might just not live up to your expectations.

    Mar 2017
  • Phillauri

    Phillauri's concept is good and novel. But the delivery is what North Indians call KLPD. The climactic payoff at the end comes way too easily.

    Mar 2017
  • Noor

    ...is neither a slice-of-life film on the lines of Bridget Jones' Diary which it tries to emulate nor does it develop into a good film about the journalism business.

    Apr 2017